ARTICLES / Colleen Denny, MD

Your questions answered
If pregnancy isn’t in your future plans, here’s what you should know before talking to your doctor.

We spend a lot of time here at Bedsider talking about the many different forms of birth control that can help you choose whether and when to get pregnant. But what if you know for sure that you...

Your questions answered
The pill is still the most popular birth control method in the U.S.—and it’s still the subject of all kinds of crazy rumors.

It’s hard to think of any medicine that has changed the United States as much as the birth control pill. (It’s known as just “the pill” for crying out loud! Just as deserving of one-name status as...

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Pregnancy loss is more common than you think—and it’s not your fault.

No matter who you are or how you feel about being pregnant, it can be scary to hear a health care provider say, “You’re having a miscarriage.” Miscarriage is an old word used to describe the loss...

Your questions answered
Sexual health benefits for people with insurance under the ACA go well beyond birth control.

UPDATE: President Biden has opened a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act health insurance plans for 2021. You can now enroll in one of these plans until August 15, 2021, at...

Birth Control Basics

  • Why should I?

    A few of our favorite reasons why birth control is a very good idea.

  • Avoid the gap

    Birth control between boyfriends is smart just in case things get spontaneous.

  • Hello, birth control

    When it comes to birth control, you’ve got a lot of options.